Playful urbanism reimagines eight public parking spaces as stages, art installations, and environmental amenities. Presented by AIA Central Virginia, the event intends to transform a block of parking spaces into an interactive series of playful activities focused on the importance and impact of design and architecture in our everyday lives.
With a “start to finish” motive, this year’s installation, the Pop-Up Playground will allow individuals to participate in each activity along the course while engaging with local architects and designers from the Central Virginia American Institute of Architects (AIA) and students from UVA’s chapter of American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Designed by this team, the playground’s participants will be encouraged to challenge their design skills and compositional thinking.
By creating this active environment, the Pop-Up Playground will further enliven the edge of the festival and bring more awareness of the local design profession to the community.
2016 POP-UP PARK(ING) PARTICIPANTS
AIA Central Virginia
Nonprofit component of the national AIA, serving members in the greater central Virginia Area.
Building Goodness Foundation
Building community and improving lives.
Elevating the art of dance through wellness, performance, education and community outreach.
Providing low income middle and high school youth with one-on-one mentoring, technology skill building, and project-based learning in a safe, supportive environment that promotes college and career readiness.
Virginia Discovery Museum
Fostering intellectual curiosity and development for all children of our community.
Getting kids Ready to learn, ready for relationships and ultimately, ready for life.